Women in Leadership National Study to Be Presented at RNA Annual Conference This Friday

Panel discussion to feature principal researchers and advisory board members

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — The Women in Leadership National Study (WILNS) is the first-ever academic study to investigate the representation of women in top positions at more than 1,400 evangelical nonprofit institutions in the United States.

Panelists will present the results of this comprehensive study, and discuss how evangelical institutions are stacking up against broader societal benchmarks for women in leadership. The study is led by researchers at Gordon College and Wheaton College, with support from the Imago Dei Fund of Boston and a national advisory board.


Panelists are available for interviews after the session.

WHAT: Panel Discussion of WILNS findings.


  • Michael Lindsay, President, Gordon College
  • Richard Stearns, President, World Vision U.S.
  • Joyce Godwin, leadership roles with several nonprofits including Mission Aviation Fellowship, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, World Vision International, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Amy Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wheaton College
  • Janel Curry, Provost, Gordon College

WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2014, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

WHERE: RNA’s 65th Annual Conference, Courtyard Hotel & Conference Center, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030


  • Kelly Hughes
  • kelly@dechanthughes.com
  • 312-305-8126



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